Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Old Is New Again!

It all started with this . . .

Bought at a shop in Kansas City . . . because I wanted  . . .

do something about this -- the Master Bedroom with a pink chaise and a green chair.     The chaise, was an auction purchase -- it's a small chaise from the 20's.    The chair is a small chair as well, but it's 40 years newer -- from the 60's.    And the chaise was purchased several years before I bought the chair.

    I like the arrangement of chaise and chair in the room.     They're both a similar scale -- a few differences in style but those are minor but they are different colors!

My intention when I bought the chair last year was to recover both of them!

Monday afternoon, my bedroom looked like this . . .

Furniture is gone, embarrassingly there was dirt under the chaise!     I didn't sweep dirt under the rug, but I guess somehow it got swept under the chaise!

And the pillows from chaise and chair were piled in the settee.

And Saturday, the furniture came home . . .

The chair 

Which looked like this, now

Looks like this.

And the sitting area in our bedroom now looks like this.     Mary, upholsterer extraordinaire made the back of the chair look like the back of the chaise.     Both the back pillow on chair and chaise as well as the cushion is filled with down!

The fabric on the chaise was the original fabric from 1920 and to always remember it, Mary made

a small pillow out of it

Perfect for the back of the chaise.

The bedroom sitting area as seen from the sunroom.     Floor swept and mopped before the furniture was moved back in.

Another view of the bedroom (bed and chest) from the sunroom -- 

This fireplace is what sold me on Linderhof.    I walked into the bedroom, saw this fireplace and I could have signed the contract then and there!

The downside of the master bedroom is that it is papered in pink roses.     A bit feminine but Husband Jim has slept more in pink roses rooms than he has in more masculine rooms.    Our first apartment when we were married had a pink rose papered bedroom as well.    Husband Jim doesn't seem to mind!

It's Monday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.     It's one of the bigger changes we've made at Linderhof recently.     


On Crooked Creek said...

What a stunning transformation, dear! I love the chair with the pleated skirting! So sweet and they, truly, are a pair now! Your bedroom is lovely...and yes! that fireplace is gorgeous! Enjoy your newest pieces and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They turned out great! Love the pleats!

Kathy said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous! I think it is so great that you have a pillow made from the original fabric.

Southerncook said...

Love, love, love the reupholstered new chairs. It is amazing what little changes will do for a room, not that that was a little change, it was not but oh so gorgeous. Your bedroom looks so very comfortable.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Truly gorgeous bedroom and the chairs look fabulous!
Loving that fireplace too!

Pondside said...

I've always loved your bedroom views, Martha. I think your chair and chaise look beautiful, done up in the new fabric.

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful choice of fabric and style. I'm not sure I'd ever leave this beautiful room once I retired to it!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Martha, that is the most scrumptious bedroom EVER. The chaise and chair turned out beautifully -- LOVE that there's a pillow from the original fabric, how sweet. LOVE the throw over the end of the chaise, too.

But my real loves in your bedroom? YOU HAVE A FIREPLACE AND A SUNROOM.

Can you spell MADLY JEALOUS?

Beautiful, all around, including the rose wallpaper. Jim's a good sport; he should be ... who else gets fed as well by his wife?

And the chairs now wearing the same fabric just pulls it all together.

Dion says he loves that you've got some members of his family on your mantelpiece, and he wants to know -- were there any cookies in that schmutz under the chaise?

(Love that, too!!!)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your bedroom is fabulous and the two pieces are beautiful. Everything looks amazing and so much space to have for a sitting area in the bedroom, and a fireplace too. Wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Rose H (UK) said...

Wow! Your upholsterer has done a fantastic job. Your bedroom looks so lovely :o)

Eileen said...

Wonderful room, warm and inviting. Your chairs look so great now. Very much alike. What a fantastic room you have.